Prepare to ignite your passion at The World Agility Forum, a unique conference ready to make you a catalyst for change! This conference starts with the  Leadership & Management (September 22nd & 23rd),  where we challenge the traditional concept of management and leadership and explore how successful companies are pushing the boundaries to reimagine the way they work. This energy then shifts to  Human Science (September 25th) , exploring human elements as a key part in reimagining organizations, and pursuing to achieve better goals. As the reimagination unfolds, people will need to  Reimagining the Way of Working (September 26th)  and the relationship with Agile principles, processes and practices bringing to the forum the themes of  Business Agility Technical Agility and  Agile Across Organizations . With keynote speakers, panels, and workshop sessions, you'll gain new perspectives and the tools to revolutionize your organization. 

The Reimagination of Management in the Digital Age is about bringing agility for your Organization's deepest challenges


22nd Sep - 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM  
23rd Sep - Masterclass - 09:30 AM to 12:30 AM

Top managers are realizing that success in the Digital Age requires a fundamentally different way of thinking and managing. The Reimagining Management Day is showcasing notable special guest decision-makers who are reimagining management in their contexts. The Forum is followed by a Masterclass on Reimagining Management, led by Steve Denning and his colleagues, to explore multiple facets of this (r)evolution of reimagining management. Let's join the movement toward a better future and reimagine management.


25TH Sep - 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Despite numerous great thinkers advocating for creating excellent workplaces over the last century, only a few big organizations are implementing these insights across their entire organization. But why is this the case? Join us on the second day to explore the reasons behind this disconnect between the principles that are professed and the ones that are practiced. We'll delve deep into the root cause and examine various team problems related to factors such as Psychology Safety, Leadership, Neuroscience, and Communication Skills, exploring different opportunities to improve these.


26TH Sep - 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Bringing the “better ways” of working that were brought by the Agile Manifesto to the management of entire organizations has rarely been successful. On day three, get ready to get your hands dirty and learn to code without any bugs get the best tips and tricks from the experts of the best software development practices in the Technical Agility track, take the first steps into an agile organization, and learn how to start right away in the Business Agility track, and how can companies cooperate in better ways, and get better results with Agile, in the Agile Across Organizations track.

Join us in Lisbon

Let's Reimagine the Way we Work, together!

Top managers increasingly realize that success not only needs a fundamentally different way of managing: some are starting to see that they too will have to change. Within many large organizations, fruitful discussions are occurring. There are often significant islands of change advocates. For some, the shift is non-negotiable. If the firm won’t support change, the best talent goes elsewhere.

There is increasing recognition that the new way of running organizations is more than a set of tools. 
It’s about conveying meaning that reveals our deepest values, our very core, as human beings. It entails a different state of mind that starts with a change of heart.

Discussions within firms tend to proceed slowly, as this is a massive re-imagining of the traditional principles of management. The changes cut deep. Yet anecdotal evidence suggests that leaders who are succeeding discover that it gives them the chance to live and lead with satisfaction and even joy in their work. They think and feel differently about their organization and their lives.

Thus, the new way of getting things done is a transformative idea. Like all transformative ideas, it creates a way of evaluating other ideas. It offers a way out of many practical, financial, economic, social, political, and ethical dilemmas of our time. It establishes criteria by which goals can be set and progress measured. Instead of offering a jigsaw puzzle of little fixes, it provides a broad theory of how organizations—and society—can function for the better.

It is also the fact that the processes of traditional management work like a immune system of the human body
If you make a change (improvement) in one process, e.g. HR, then the other processes of the firm (eg budget, strategy, finance) will kick in and say “that’s not how we do things around here” and so the change is likely to be hampered or blocked.

Confirmed Guests for 2023

Delia McCabe  

Neuroscientist, Author and Researcher. Speaker on Neuroscience, Psychology & Nutrition.

Jon Kern

Agile Wrangler Consultant at Adaptavist. Co-Author of the Agile Manifesto.

Evan Leybourn

Founder and CEO of the Business Agility Institute. Author and International Speaker.

Chet Hendrickson

Co-Creator of Extreme Programming (XP). First signatory of the Agile Manifesto.

Mirko Kleiner

Founder, President at Lean-Agile Procurement Alliance, Trainer and Coach.

Sonja Blignaut

Founder of More Beyond. Trainer in the Fields of Complexity & Cynefin framework.

James Shore

Agile Consultant and Coach; author of The Art of Agile Development; co-creator of Agile Fluency® Model.

Mikkel Noe-Nygaard

Co-creator of Comic Agilé. Cartoonist and Speaker.

Luxshan Ratnaravi

Co-creator of Comic Agilé. Enterprise Agile Coach and Speaker.

Pete Behrens

Trainer, Founder and Leadership Coach at Agile Leadership Journey.

GeePaw Hill

Master Software Development Coach and Extreme Programming (XP) expert.

Bryan Beecham

Agile Technical Coach, Consultant & International Speaker.

Hugo Lourenço

Founder of eXperience Agile, Agile Human Factors and The Agile Thinkers, Speaker, Coach..

Avi Schneier

Principal Consultant and Registered Scrum Trainer. Board Member at Scrum Inc. Japan.

And many more to be confirmed!

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Orient Museum - Lisbon

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